5 Disney Confessions

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Disney Confessions

A few weeks ago, Eleanor (of eleaanormay.com) shared a post of her Disney confessions, and since I’ve been diving back into Disney with my tsum tsums collection and growing set of movies, I thought it would be fun to share my own “confessions” post.

  1. For a long time (as in, years), I actually hated the idea of the Disney parks. And any large theme parks really. Even if they revolved around a theme that I was interested in, I couldn’t get over the massive crowds, the incredible expense, and the fact that the largest ones are all in places way too warm for me to enjoy my existence. As of the past few months, though, I’ve been coming around to the idea, and it’s culminated in the very beginning of planning out a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Dan and my mom–even if I still don’t want to go to Florida. (So hot!!)
  2. Besides films, tsum tsums are my first (and so far only) Disney merchandise. I’m not even really sure if I want to get anything else. I have a tendency to be a big collector, and I feel like I “should” try to reign that in, so in focusing my collections on items and themes I really enjoy, I’m just not sure if I’ll ever get anything else that’s Disney related.
  3. The first film that got me interested in the live action adaptations was Maleficent. And to be honest, I’m always still wary of the live action remakes because they’re aren’t exactly necessary, but in general, I think they can be good things. I’ve loved all the rest I’ve seen since, which so far includes Pete’s Dragon and Beauty & the Beast, so I’m trying to become more hopeful about the rest (especially Mulan).
  4. I love Frozen, but I prefer the sisterhood of Lilo and Nani. I think part of this is because they’re not princesses, and while I like the princess movies, I’ve tended to lean more heavily towards the non-princesses as of late, not that that has any bearing on their actual relationship as sisters. All that being said…
  5. My favorite princesses are Belle and Merida. Belle was always my favorite growing up because she reminded me the most of myself, which is to say, a brunette bookworm. But Brave was one of a number of children’s movies I’ve made Dan see over the years out of sheer excitement, and I’m pretty sure I cried when I saw it, and I still cry every time I watch it. So while Belle holds her place out of nostalgia, I think in some ways Merida is my true favorite.

What would your “Disney confessions” be?

 

May 19, 2017
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  • Kay

    I think my biggest Disney confession is that I’m not the biggest fan. I feel like people either love or hate Disney, whereas I’m in the lukewarm area. As an adult, and especially with my own daughter, I really dislike a lot of the narrative that accompanies the old Disney films, especially the princess films. Thankfully Moana exists for my daughter and I to obsess over! 😀 Disney definitely seems to be improving in the past few years, and I hope they keep up with forward thinking!

    • That is totally fair. For a long time I was turned off of Disney movies because they definitely can be problematic (especially, like you said, the princess films). I think Brave is what really turned me back onto them, and I also think that the live action films are doing a little better with the princess stories too (at least B&tB did). Also, I still haven’t seen Moana and I want to so bad!! I just know I’m gonna love it.

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